Scientific Management Review Board
Working Group Activities
THE NIH GRANT REVIEW, AWARD, AND MANAGEMENT PROCESS (GRAMP)
NIH requests that the SMRB recommend ways to further optimize the process of reviewing, awarding, and managing grants in a way that maximizes the time researchers can devote to research while still maintaining proper oversight. In addressing this charge, the SMRB should consider how NIH could:
- Streamline the grant-making process and shorten the time from application to allocation of funds, and
- Address the administrative requirements on applicants and their institutions, scientific reviewers, Council members, and NIH staff while maintaining a high-quality review and management process.